Telecom

March 15, 2017

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Intracom Telecom, Partners Nour Smart Solutions to Service Middle East, Africa

Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, on Monday announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with Nour Smart Solutions, to provide innovative connectivity and Value Adding content services to hotels, residential compounds, and service providers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

Nour Smart Solutionis is a subsidiary of the leading data communication provider NourNet, and the system integration"...

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March 15, 2017

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Cell C Posts R540 million Profit

South African mobile services provider Cell C has today, released its financial results for the year ending 31 December 2016. Following strong operational and financial growth across key financial indicators, the company posted a profit of R540 million.

“The 2016 financial year was exceptionally challenging, with South Africa’s economic growth essentially flat. Despite this, the company delivered solid results,” says Cell C Chief Executive Officer, Jose Dos Santos.

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March 15, 2017

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SES-15 Arrives at Kourou for Launch Onboard Soyuz

SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that the SES-15 satellite has arrived at the European space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, in preparation for its launch by a Soyuz vehicle in April 2017.

Designed and manufactured by Boeing, SES-15 will carry a hybrid payload, with additional Ku-band wide beams and Ku- as well as Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capability. The satellite will be equipped with an electric propulsion system"...

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March 13, 2017

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Tigo Tanzania Awards $40,000 to Support Local Social Entrepreneurs

Tigo Tanzania in partnership with a non-profit organization, Reach for Change has given an award of USD 20,000 each to two winners of the 5th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition.

The competition aims at identifying and supporting social entrepreneurs who use digital tools and technology to improve communities and impact future generations. In addition to a substantial financial grant, winners are provided with access to Tigo and Reach"...

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March 12, 2017

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UBA Partners Orange on New Payment System

The Pan-African Financial Services Group, United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) and leading European and African Telecom operator, Orange Group have announced a strategic partnership to deliver innovative financial services across Africa.

Under the agreement the two institutions would collaborate on the promotion of Orange Money.

A statement issued in Accra said a Memorandum of"...

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March 9, 2017

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Tanzania’s agri sector digitised with eKilimo mobile solution

National Microfinance Bank Pic (NMB) has partnered with Mastercard with an aim to ensure the digitization of the agricultural sector in Tanzania with the rollout of eKilimo, a mobile solution developed by the Mastercard Lab for Financial Inclusion.

eKilimo, which in Swahili means ‘eAgriculture’, is a digital platform that will help, introduce efficiency, security and transparency in the agriculture"......

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March 9, 2017

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African telcos prioritise emerging opportunity to stay afloat-

Telcos across Africa are focusing on effectively maximising the return on investment from data and monetising emerging opportunities such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to remain competitive and afloat. This is due to increasing levels of competition and is forcing them to seek new methods to stem the steady decline of traditional voice services. According to George Kalebaila, Research Director for telecommunications, media & Internet of Things at International Data Corporation, they expect greater market consolidation as"...

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March 8, 2017

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African telecoms companies prioritize emerging tech opportunities

Telecommunications companies across Africa are focusing on effectively maximising the return on investment from data and monetising emerging opportunities such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to remain competitive and afloat.

This is due to increasing levels of competition and is forcing them to seek new methods to stem the steady decline of traditional voice services.

According"...

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March 7, 2017

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Launch of measles, rubella immunization campaign in Algiers

A measles and rubella immunization campaign has been launched Monday at the school establishments of primary and secondary levels in Algiers, said Algiers prefecture health director Mohamed Miraoui.

'The campaign which continues until 15th March concerns the schoolchildren aged between 6 and 15. It aims at reducing the factors of measles and rubella transmission,' the same official told APS.

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March 7, 2017

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Transportation: Zambia Makes Case for Landlocked African Countries

Zambia a landlocked country has called for increased international cooperation to achieve sustainable transportation at national and regional level for landlocked nations.

Speaking at the World Bank’s briefing on the Sustainable Mobility for all Initiative in New York, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations Chargé d’Affaires Ad Interim Ms. Christine Kalamwina said there was need to build momentum and synergies"...

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